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Supplier Quality Development Engineer

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Date: 18-Jan-2019

Location: Naperville, US

Company: Alstom

About Alstom

As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €7.2 billion of orders in the 2017/18 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 34,500 people.Visit to learn more about our business.  




Supplier Quality Development Engineer


Networks & Links:
Sourcing Quality teams, Sourcing, External suppliers, Technical Experts, Alstom Transport Sites

Position in the Organisation

Mission & Responsibilities


Ensure a clear evaluation of those suppliers (panel or new) based on :

1. Iris (International Railway Industry Standard) or Quality System

2. Quick Industrial Assessment

3. Process Audit

4. Co-Development audit

5. Quick Supply Chain assessment

For suppliers not meeting Alstom Transport's requirements: drive a recovery action plan with the supplier




1. Monthly Domain / Commodity review with Sourcing, Sites and regions

2. Regular Quality Reviews with Key Suppliers

3. Global performance animation internally on main KPI’s

4. Work as a team with Alstom Transport sites /regions in order to guarantee the deployment of the strategy (Sourcing & Supplier Quality)



1-Ensure annual Supplier Improvement plan based on performance analysis

2- Support sourcing by participating to QBR/QQR meetings

3-Perform trainings in order to improve supplier's knowledge and ability to meet Alstom's requirements

4-For top worst suppliers: work with Alstom Transport sites and the concerned supplier in order to exit the top worst status

5- Work as a team with the SQA network in order to identify key development actions to be led at supplier place



1- Provide regular feedback to Sourcing and Supplier Quality community regarding supplier performance and KPIs

2- Ensure on time issuance of the relevant Supplier Quality reporting: weekly report, monthly dashboard...

3- Enforce the application of all standards across its network

4- Participate to standards and processes improvement and creation

5- Ensure the respect of Alstom Transport's instructions, code of ethics and EHS rules


Educational requirements

Technical and/or Quality Engineering degree

Technical Knowledge / Experience

   5+ years  in a manufacturing Engineering or a responsible quality function.

· Quality tools experienced

· Processes knowledge on Quality and industrial level

Job Location / Mobility

· To be defined, frequent international travels

Behavioral and Technical Skills / Competencies

· Ability to work in a matrix organisation

· Analytical ability

· Fluent in Englishdidate requirements

· Autonomous, with excellent relationship skills

· Technical knowledge of some railway commodities

Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  

Nearest Major Market: Naperville
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Supply, Supply Chain, Operations

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